Demonstrators linked to #OccupyWallStreet are going to picnic in East Village, Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park at noon Saturday. The picnic in the park will be followed by a general assembly which, according to one activist, will include “food to share, drums, musical instruments, art supplies anything else you can think of to make this a fun and noisy but peaceful occupation.” Some protesters have considered staying overnight.
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The “Thirsty 13” hit 200 bars in 20 hours on Saturday — with at least one member of the group drinking a half-pint of beer at each establishment. The previous record for Most Pubs Visited In 24 Hours By A Team (170) was set in Chicago last year.
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Every day at 5pm Robert Shapiro takes Speed Bump the tortoise out to walk the streets of New York City.
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A month after the death of Pretty Boy, a longtime fixture in the East Village, bad weather has delayed his funeral and any sense of peace it might bring his loving fans.